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The University Race in Barcelona, UNIRUN

The spirit of university races, bringing to mind the legendary boat race between the universities of Cambridge and Oxford in England, is the inspiration behind the UNIRUN, the first race between Catalan universities. Hence the 6.779 km distance covered by this race between Barcelona and Sant Adrià del Besòs on 8 March, which is exactly […]

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Barcelona will host the World Roller Games in 2017

Barcelona will hold the first World Roller Games, from 9 to 23 July, 2017. The Roller Skating Federation hopes “this world championship of world skating championships” will be a major step towards turning them into Olympic sports. Catalonia’s capital was chosen at the International Roller Skating Federation (FIRS) congress held in Rome on 21 February. […]

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A Walk through World Culture in Barcelona

Can you imagine taking a walk through the artistic and cultural diversity of the different civilizations of Africa, Asia, America and Oceania? At Barcelona’s newly opened Museum of World Cultures, such a walk is indeed possible. And what’s more, it’s free through April 7. Housed within the Gothic palaces Nadal and Marqués de Llió, directly […]

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Barcelona Hotel 1898 ranks among Spain’s top 25 hotels

The historic and exclusive establishment has been awarded a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award, presented by TripAdvisor, and based on user reviews. Barcelona, February 2015. Hotel 1898 of Barcelona, a member of the NN Hotels Group, has been selected as one of Spain’s best hotels by TripAdvisor, the premier website specializing in hotels and tourism. Based […]

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This Weekend in Barcelona: Carnival

The Carnival is taking over Barcelona, with some thirty processions and a pitched taronjada or orange-confetti and balloon fight and the Barcelona Half Marathon is celebrating its 25th edition with new records. This weekend sees Barcelona surrendering itself up to the mercy of the Carnival  who is promising, along with his Ambassadors, fun and merriment […]

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Butifarra, typical catalan!

Lean meat, bacon, pork jowl and ten kilos of eggs for every kilo of meat. If you mix all these ingredients together finely chopped and cook them for 45 minutes you’ll get the traditional ‘butifarra d’ou’ (egg sausage). Evidence shows that it was already being eaten in Barcelona farmhouses back in the late 17th century. […]

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House of the Devil in Barcelona

In Gràcia neighbourhood, in Carrer de Josep Torres, stands a building known as the Casa del Dimoni (House of the Devil). According to legend, the industrialist Agustí Atzeries was ruined halfway through the refurbishment of this building. In order to complete the work, he sold his soul to the devil and, soon after, they say, […]

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Santa Eulàlia Festival in Barcelona

The festival in honour of St Eulalia, one of the city’s two patron saints, will take place on 6, 7, 8 and 12 February, with a programme that will appeal to everyone. Barcelona marks the Feast of St Eulalia by celebrating its winter festival with a big display of folk culture, which means for four […]

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Half marathon in Barcelona

The next eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona (Half Marathon Barcelona) will take place next 15th February, further establishing the event as one of Spain’s foremost half marathons due to thelarge numbers of participants who come to take part onits attractive, fast and flat circuit. The organisers’ are committed to bringing world-renowned athletes to Barcelona. More […]

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Barcelona Guitar Festival

Barcelona will enjoy concerts of great artists, both national and international, for the Guitar Festival Barcelona. More than a festival, the Guitar Festival BCN is a celebration of the instrument. This ongoing event spans across multiple months from February, featuring a multitude of musical genres but all with one thing in common; the guitar.Guitar Festival […]